A child psychologist in Oklahoma who spoke on condition of anonymity said the state child psychologist’s office is “not an agency to go around and do things that aren’t necessary.”
The child psychologist also said she did not receive a letter from the agency to dismiss her.
The child psychologist who spoke to NBC News, Jennifer Stacey, said she has been working as a child psychologist since 2013.
She said she was surprised to learn that a state child therapist was not told about the allegations, but that her agency has “never been a part of this process.”
“My only concern was the process itself, but it seems to me that was never part of it,” Stacey said.
Stacey told the AP she learned of the allegations in January.
“We’ve always been clear that we have not been part of that process,” Stacy said.
“We are not going to be part of any decision-making process, but if they want to be involved in it, they can do so.”
She said she does not know if any child psychologists have spoken publicly about the alleged misconduct, and the agency is in the process of determining how to handle the matter.
Stacey said she told the agency’s child psychologist at least six months ago that she had concerns, but the child psychologist said he had no indication of any complaints.
Stacey, who works at a private, not-for-profit clinic, said it would be difficult for her to bring charges against her own child psychologist.
She also said her own office did not find any child abuse.
The child’s mother, Linda Williams, who lives in Oklahoma City, has said her daughter was not molested by her mother.
Williams said in a statement that she spoke with Stacey “last week” and that Stacey is “100 percent 100 percent 100% innocent.”
Williams said she spoke to Stacey by phone Wednesday.
She did not know the details of the call, but said she believed it was in response to Stacys allegations.
Williams also said in her statement that Stacies office is not an agency that has been a member of any government oversight board.
In a statement issued to NBC, Stacey’s office said it was “unaware of any other allegations that may have been made to the state agency.”
Williams did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Stace’s attorney, Matthew Haughey, told the Associated Press that her office had no evidence that Stachys office was aware of child abuse allegations.
Haughey also said Stacey has not been disciplined by her agency.